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  • "Ask an Expert" Clarification
  • For Teens ONLY:
    Fifty-Five Reasons not to start Smoking!
  • Rx for Survival Campaign
  • ¿Cuándo necesitan sus vacunas los niños y adolescentes?
  • 11-12 years Immunizations
  • 12-15 Months Immunizations
  • 18-Month Immunization
  • 2 years immunizations
  • 20 HEALTHY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR KIDS
  • 2011 Immunization Schedule 7 years to 18 years
  • 2011 Immunization Schedule Birth to 6 Years
  • 2012 Instant Childhood Immunization Scheduler
  • 2014 Immunization Schedule
  • 3 - month Developmental Checklist
  • 3-years immunizations
  • 4-6 Years Immunizations
  • 4-month Immunizations
  • 50 Years of Vaccine Progress: A Timeline
  • 6-Month Immunizations
  • 9 - month immunizations
  • A Childhood Killer Once Vanquished Is Returning
  • A Good Beginning!
  • A Guide for Choosing the Right
    Car Seat
  • A Guide to the 2013-2014 Flu Shots
  • A Move to Better Dental Health
  • A New Pediatric Disease: Complacency
  • A Parent's Guide to Kids' Vaccines
  • A Parent's Guide to Kids' Vaccines
  • A Pediatric Potpourri: Measles, Bumps, and Asthma
  • A Short History of Vaccine Development
  • A Shot at Increasing Immunization
  • A World Without Vaccines
  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Dose Chart
  • Addressing Questions About Gardasil
  • Adhering to vaccine schedule is best way to protect children from disease
  • Adopting a Child from a foreign country?
    Learn about the child's hepatitis B status!
  • After the Immunizations... what to do if your child has discomfort
  • After the shots - what to do if your child has discomfort
  • Air Bags, Children are not a safe mix
  • All Children Should Receive Annual Seasonal flu Vaccine
  • An Effective Way to Reduce Teen Smoking
  • Anthrax: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Anti-Viral Medication
  • Anxiety Disorders in Children
  • Avoiding Overuse Injuries and Burnout in Kids
  • Back to school with Asthma
  • Back to School-- Is the Child Sitting Next to Yours Immunized?
  • Back-to-School Resources on Kidsgrowth.com
  • Bad Information Can Be Deadly
  • Become a "Spud Buster" and Improve your Child's Health
  • Become a Child Advocate!
  • Become a Kidsgrowth.com Advocate!
  • Breast Feeding . . . Your Best Choice!
  • Breast Feeding and the Working Mom
  • Breast Milk Collection and Storage
  • Breastfeeding infants for at least six months is best!
  • Buckle-Up America
  • Can Juvenile Diabetes be Prevented?
  • Candy Cigarettes May Lead to the Real Thing
  • Car Seat Guide
    Infant Under 20 lbs.
  • Car Seat
    Infant over 20 lbs.
  • Carefully Supervise Preteen Weight Training
  • CAUTION: Liquid Tylenol for infants is more concentrated than other Tylenol liquids
  • Cervical cancer awareness month
  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Nearly 100% Effective
  • Changes to the 2011 immunization schedule may mean extra shots for your kids
  • Chicken pox is Entirely Preventable
  • Chicken Pox Vaccine is Here
  • Chicken Pox Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Chickenpox Milder in Vaccinated Kids
  • Chickenpox vaccine may prevent shingles
  • Child Passenger Safety Week Emphasizes Using Right Restraint to Save Kids’ Lives
  • Children and the Flu Vaccine
  • Children Challenge Big Tobacco
  • Children Need Preventive Maintenance, Too!
  • Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine
  • Choosing a Dog for your Child
  • Common Houselhold Products to get Child-Resistant Packaging
  • Cooking Turkey Is a Family Affair…with the Right Food Safety Tools
  • Cool Tips for Beating the Heat
  • Cranked-Up Music on Headphones Can Lead to Hearing Loss
  • Cuando necesitan sus vacunas los ninos y adolescentes?
  • Day Care Children Have Reduction in Respiratory Infections after Pneumococcal Vaccine
  • Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis Vaccines
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Disorders That Affect Adolescents
  • Do Not Become Complacent About Immunizations
  • Do not Get Beat by the Heat
  • Do Vaccines Work?
  • Do you know someone who is diagnosed with MRSA? (Methicillin Resistant Staph Aureus)
  • Do You Smoke? So do Your Kids and Grandkids
  • Don't Let Food Poisoning Spoil Your Summer Fun
  • Don’t take chances with your family’s health – make sure you all get vaccinated against influenza every year!
  • Dose of Ibuprofen in Children
  • Doseage Chart: Benadryl
  • Drugs Highly Toxic To Toddlers
  • During which U.S. president’s term was the first childhood vaccine program launched?
  • Easy to Read 2011 Immunization Schedule for Children 0 - 6 years old
  • Ego-Builders to Use with Your Teen
  • Evaluating Vaccine Information on the World Wide Web
  • Even Kids Get the Flu
  • Exercise: Kids Go For It
  • Facts on Sports and Smoke Free Youth
  • Fainting after receiving vaccinations presents a problem for adolescents.
  • Fears of Hepatitis B Vaccine Unfounded
  • Fight Antibiotic Resistance with Sensible Approach to Winter Colds
  • First Cigarette in Grade 6 or Below Not Uncommon
  • Five Important Reasons to Immunize Your Child
  • Five Myths about the Flu Vaccine
  • Five Truths about Teen Smoking
  • Flu season shaping up to be worst in decades
  • Flu vaccine give you the flu? It's a myth!
  • Flu Vaccine Recommendations Expanded For Older Children and Adolescents
  • Flu Vaccine Safe for Babies and Toddlers
  • Flu vaccines provide protection against influenza in the approaching flu season
  • Flu Virus can Lead to Complications
  • Folic Acid Helps Limit Birth Defects
  • Fortified Cerals can help fill clacium gap
  • Germ Warfare: Common Cold and Flu Culpirts
  • Give Kids the Gift of a Safe Holiday
  • Give these people the flu vaccine!
  • Growth Charts
  • Growth Facts
  • Growth Milestones - EIGHTEEN MONTHS
  • Growth Milestones - FIFTEEN MONTHS
  • Growth Milestones - FIVE YEARS
  • Growth Milestones - FOUR MONTHS
  • Growth Milestones - FOUR YEARS
  • Growth Milestones - NINE MONTHS
  • Growth Milestones - PRENATAL INTERVIEW
  • Growth Milestones - SIX MONTHS
  • Growth Milestones - THREE YEARS
  • Growth Milestones - TWELVE MONTHS
  • Head Circumference: Why is it Measured?
  • Health Tips for College Students and their Parents
  • Healthy Eating for Kids
  • Healthy Sexuality in Children
  • Helping Children Swallow Pills
  • Helping your Child Cope
  • Helping Your Child with Immunizations
  • Hepatatis A:
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Hepatitis A Vaccine - What Parents Need to Know
  • Hepatitis B Fact Sheet
  • Hepatitis B Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Herbal Medicine and Your Child
  • Hib Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • High cholsterol affects children too
  • Holding Babies Makes Getting Shots easier
  • How does your state measure up?
  • How frequently do sports injuries occur in children?
  • How Important are Vaccines?
  • How Influenza can hurt your family
  • How Many Cigarettes Did Your Child Smoke Today Without You Knowing It?
  • How Much Smokers Pay for Cigarettes
  • How to Prepare your family for Bird Flu
  • How to Raise a Healthy Baby - 3 to 4 months
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) Dose Chart
  • Ibuprofen: An Injured Child's Best Friend
  • Illnesses Caused by the bite of a Tick
  • Immunization Calculator: Are your child's immunizations up to date?
  • Immunization Cards
  • Immunization Is Not a Matter of Choice
  • Immunization needs do not end with Childhood
  • Immunization Quiz
  • Immunization Records
  • Immunization Requirements for School Admission
  • Immunization Rules Change for Middle Schoolers
  • Immunizations (2 months)
  • Immunizations and Back to School
  • Immunizations and Lumps
  • Immunizations for 15 years old
  • Immunizations for 18 year old
  • Immunizations for Adults
  • Immunizations: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Immunizations: Not just for Kids!
  • Important Change in Varicella (Chickenpox) Vaccine Administration
  • Inactivated Influenza Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know
  • Inactivated Influenza Vaccine: What You Need to Know 2008-2009
  • Incidence of Hepatitis A in the United States
  • Include Dental Check Up In Children's Back-To-School Routine
  • Infant and Child Immunizations: What Parents Want to Know
  • Infantile Colic: Which treatments work, and which do not!
  • Infections That Pets Carry
  • Influenza (The Flu)
  • Influenza Vaccine: Vaccine Information Sheet 2008-9
  • Information about the Antibiotic Augmentin
  • Injury Prevention
  • Inmunizaciónes para Bebés
  • Institute of Medicine Report Rejects Autism-Vaccine Link
  • Interactive Immunization Guide
  • Is Autism on the Rise?
  • Is breast milk always best?
  • Is There a Link Between Autism and the MMR Vaccine?
  • Is there a way to help your child avoid the common cold?
  • Is your child between the ages of 11 and 19?
  • Is Your Child Entering College? Consider Getting the Meningococcal Vaccine!
  • Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?
  • Is your Tetanus Immunization Up-to-date?
  • Keep A Cool Head On Hot, Humid Days To Avoid Heat Stroke
  • Keeping Up With Vaccines
  • Kiddie Pools May Harbor Bad Bacteria
  • Kids Need Encouragement Not to Smoke
  • Kids should see doctor before starting School
  • Let Kids Help
  • Let's Make this a safer World for Kids
  • Limiting Varicella Outbreaks
  • Live, Intranasl Flu Vaccine - What Parents Need to Know
  • Lucky 13 Tips for a Safe Halloween
  • Make "roughing it" safe for campers
  • Make Safety Your Holiday Guest - Simple precautions can head off problems
  • Managed Care Needs Ounce of Prevention
  • Measles Outbreak in the United States
  • Measles: What You Should Know
  • Meningococcal Meningitis and the Meningococcal Vaccine
  • Meningococcal Vaccine:
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Minor Problem or True Emergency
  • Misconceptions and Truths about Vaccines
  • MMR Vaccine and Thimerosal-Containing Vaccines Are Not Associated With Autism
  • MMR vaccine has its day in court
  • MMR Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Moments in America for All Children
  • Multiple Vaccines at One Visit
  • Mumps Cases in the United StatesTop 1,100
  • My child has been biten by another child!
  • My child was just bitten by an animal!
  • Myths and Facts about the Swine Flu
  • Nasal Influenza Vaccine Approved for Younger Children
  • New Cholesterol Screening Guidelines in Children
  • Newborn Screening: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Nine Things You Don't Want your Child to Ingest or Inhale
  • No Evidence Multiple Vaccines Raise Autism Risk, CDC Says
  • Nonpoisonous Substances that Children might Eat
  • Number of Smoke-Free Households on the Increase
  • Nutrition Basics for Babies
  • One Minute Car Seat Safety Checkup
  • Our Resources for Avoiding a Parent's Worst Nightmare - Substance Abuse
  • Parenting Tip of the Week: Keeping Kids from Drowning
  • Parenting Tip of the Week:
    Parent's Bed - Off Limits!
  • Parents Can Halt The Alarming Increase In Childhood Obesity
  • Parents! Join the Fight Against Teen Smoking
  • Parents! Say Yes to Immunizations! (by Laura Lake)
  • Parents: Your kids need you!
  • Petting Zoo Rules: Have Fun But Wash Your Hands!
  • Physical Activity Guidelines
  • Polio Vaccine
    What Parents Need to Know
  • Premature Boys - Length
  • Preteens and Teens Still Need Vaccines
  • Prevention of Bacterial Meningitis
  • Printable Immunization Information for Parents
  • Protect kids from Joe Camel
  • Protect your Family From Travelers' Diarrhea
  • Protect your kids from illness; Don't Smoke
  • Protect your kids in the pool this summer!
  • Put Your Best Face Forward
  • Put Your Legs in Gear before Opening Your Mouth!
  • Questions and Answers about the 2011-2012 Flu Season
  • Questions and answers about the diseases and the vaccines available to prevent them
  • Questions Parents Should Ask Before an Immunization
  • Rabies: Questions and Answers for Parents
  • Raising a Healthy Baby Index
  • Reading, writing, and Immunizing
  • Rear-Facing Car Seats Advised at Least to Age of 2
  • RECALL: Millions of Car Seats Recalled
  • Recalls: Wooden Stacking Toys - Baby Hammocks - Candle Holders
  • Redefining Fitness for Schoolchildren
  • Required Immunizations for Starting 7th Grade (Middle School)
  • Ronald McDonald vs. Joe Camel in Smoking Debate
  • Rotavirus Vaccine Prevents Most Cases in Infants and Children
  • Rotavirus Vaccine: Questions and Answers
  • Rotavirus Vaccine: What Parents Need to Know
  • Rubella: A Fact Sheet
  • Safety tips for children as they go to and from school
  • Saying No to Tobacco
  • School Bus Injuries Much More Common Than Thought
  • Seasonal influenza vaccine doses recommended for children
  • Seize the Day!
    The Importance of Vitamin C
  • Seizures from childhood vaccines pose little risk
  • Set Aside Time to Exercise with your Kids
  • Seven Reasons to Breastfeed Your Child That You Need to Know
  • Should I give my daughter the cervical cancer vaccine?
  • Should My Child Get the H1N1 (Swine Flu) Vaccine?
  • Should your college freshman receive the meningitis vaccine?
  • SIDS Rate: Decrease Seen, but more Can be Done
  • SIDS Still Poses Problems
  • Smallpox Overview
  • Smallpox: Questions and Answers for Parents
  • Smoke-Free Class Halfway to Goal
  • Snacks for your One and Two Year old Child
  • Soft Bedding in Playpens: a dangerous combination!
  • Some Professional Advice
    for the Nursing Mother
  • Study: Many Kids Too Fat by Preschool
  • Summer Break - Tips For A Healthy Summer A Guide for Parents of Young Teens
  • Summer Safety Tips , part II
  • Summer safety tips for families with allergies
  • Swine Flu (H1n1 Flu) and Teens
  • Tables of Normal Growth
  • Take Kids to Get Their Flu Shots Early, Experts Say
  • Taking Aim at a Scourge
  • Talking to Children about Obesity
  • Talking to Kids about Puberty
  • Talking with Kids about Smoking
  • Tamiflu: Questions and Answers
  • Teens Get Cigarette Ordinance passed in Tampa, Florida
  • Teens Need Immunizations Too!
  • Ten Things Parents Need to Know about Childhood Immunizations
  • The ABC's To Healthy Kids
  • The alarming increase in smoking by teenage girls
  • The Awesome Apple: Why An Apple A Day Keeps The Doctor
  • The Diseases and the Vaccines
  • The Flu Vaccine: Recent updates for the 2011-2012 season.
  • The Flu's not just another Illness
  • The Flu: Myths and Facts
  • The Health of our Children:
    The Good and Bad News
  • The Importance of Calcium
  • The Importance of Hand Washing
  • The Importance of Water
  • The Journey of your Child's Vaccine
  • The Myths and Truth about Childhood Vaccines
  • The New McCarthyism: Vaccines & Autism
  • The Rising Threat of Whooping Cough
  • The Scoop on Childhood Snoring
  • The Ten Most Nutritious Vegetables
  • The Three R's + Rhinoviruses
  • The Who's Who of Medicine
  • Thimerosal in Vaccines - Is the Preservative Safe?
  • Three ways to Calm a Cough
  • Tips for Finding Missing Immunization Records
  • Tips for Protecting Your Child from Dog Bites
  • Tips for Teens: The Truth About Tobacco
  • Tips on Finding Missing Immunization Records
  • Toddler Developmental Milestones
  • Top five causes of missed school in the younger child
  • Top Ten Summertime Tips
  • Traveling out of the country this summer? Make sure your child's measles immunizations are up to date!
  • Turn the Radio Down!
  • Understanding the Basics of Managed Care
  • Update on the DTaP Vaccine Shortage
  • Updated Influenza Resources on Kidsgrowth.com
  • Updated Smallpox Resources
  • Vaccinate before you Graduate
  • Vaccination Checklist
  • Vaccination for influenza A (H1N1) expected to begin next week
  • Vaccination: Where to Find Good Sources of Information on the Internet
  • Vaccine Abbreviations
  • Vaccine and Fever-related Seizures: Questions and Answers
  • Vaccine Guide
  • Vaccine Information (Spanish)
  • Vaccine Information Statement: The H1N1 Inactivated Flu Vaccine
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases
  • Vaccine Preventable Diseases: Fact Sheet for Parents
  • Vaccine Questions and Answers: Flu Vaccine
  • Vaccine Questions and Answers: Why do we use the polio shot and not the oral polio vaccine?
  • Vaccine Questions and Answers:Hepatitis B Vaccine
  • Vaccine Questions and Answers:Rotavirus Vaccine
  • Vaccine Schedules Go Mobile
  • Vaccines Adults should consider
  • Vaccines and Autism, Beyond the Fear Factors
  • Vaccines are Lifesaving Gift to Children
  • Vaccines for Adolescents
  • Vaccines for Teenagers
  • Vacuna contra Influenzae Haemophilus tipo B (Hib)
  • Vacuna contra Influenzae Haemophilus tipo B (Hib)
  • Vacuna contra la Difteria, el Tetano y la tos Ferina
  • Vacuna contra la Hepatitis B
  • Vacuna Contra la Poliomielitis
  • Vacuna contra la Varicella
  • Vacuna contra Sarampion, y Paperas y Rubéola (MMR)
  • Valentine's Day without the Calories - 2006
  • Varicella vaccine reduces contagiousness of chickenpox
  • Vitamin D On the Double
  • Vitamin D: Is your child getting enough?
  • Weight-Loss Tips
  • What a cigarette costs!
  • What Disorders are newborns screened for?
  • What is a Pediatric Nurse Practioner?
  • What is Botulism
  • What is Diphtheria
  • What is polio?
  • What is the Haemophilus influenzae type b bacteria and what diseases does it cause
  • What would happen if we stopped vaccinations
    Part I
  • What would happen if we stopped vaccinations?
    Part II
  • What You Can Do to Prevent Communicable Diseases
  • What's a Medical Home?
  • What's In Your Child's Lunchbox?
  • When do Babies need Immunizations
  • When do Children and Teens Need Immunizations?
  • When do Children and Teens Need Vaccinations
  • When Infected Kids Play Sports: How much should parents worry?
  • Which Sports When?
  • Which type of Car Seat is Best for your Child?
  • Whooping Cough on the Rise
  • Whooping cough vaccine now has fewer side effects
  • Why Breast feed?
    You and Your Baby Deserve the Best!
  • Why Immunize?
  • Why Vaccinate?
  • Wrestling: What Parents and Teens should know
  • Health Information from our Experts

  • I feel that vaccine preventable diseases began disappearing before the vaccines were introduced. Can you give me an example of how vaccines have made a difference in modern times? ...
  • Are there any immunizations adults should have? ...
  • Is there still a need to vaccinate my child? Most of the diseases he is being vaccinated against no longer pose a health risk in the United States...
  • Concerning chickenpox, is it possible to do a blood test to tell if I had it as a child?...
  • Could you tell me how much school is necessary to become a pediatrician. I am only thirteen but would really like to be a doctor that takes care of children. ...
  • It is my understanding that the rotovirus vaccine is no longer recommended. Is this true?...
  • Why should I not use the microwave oven to warm infant formula?...
  • Do the fruit snacks that come in different shapes and strips count toward the recommended number of fruit servings for children? ...
  • I would like to know if there is cause for me to be concerned about my 8 year old daughter's weight. She is a small child who weights 48 lbs.I am a person who is considered petite and my husband stands at 5'8.I would also lke to mention that she does not l...
  • I am a 15-year-old boy and am going through puberty. What happens at the doctor’s office during a physical? ...
  • Is it possible for my 19 month old son to contract hepatitis from mice located in my home? We have just noticed them and have addressed the problem with pest control but I am worried that they have been in contact with my children's toys that he frequently...
  • My daughter's fontaniel has not closed - she is 2 years and 4 months old. Should we be concerned? What is the reason that is has not closed yet? Would calcium help? Any information will be greatly appreciated. ...
  • I live in Ciaro Egypt and the pediatrician I have been using has recommended another dose of the polio vacinine. Due the the occurance here. My 28 month old daughter is uptodate till 4. Will the extra dose affect here immunization sch.? What is your advice...
  • My wife is pregnant(~1.5mos) and she works as a nail technician in a nails salon. Is this health hazzard for the baby ?. ...
  • My two and 1/2 year old has gained about 8-10 pounds in 8 months. He is getting very chubby. Should I be concerned? ...
  • I am adopting a baby boy from Russia and had a hard time understanding your head circumferance chart. Can you help? His measurements are as follows: head at birth was 33cm head at nine months was 45cm. How does he stack up? Any concerns? His weight at bir...
  • Is it a normal reaction for my 1 yr 3month old daughter to develop rashes, fever and swollen lumps behind her ear after having her MMR shot? She developed these after the week that she had her MMR shot. I'm worried that instead of being immune to measles, ...
  • I am a smoker. Before I was pregnant I smoked maybe 10 -12 cigarrettes a day. When Pregnant I cut down to maybe one cigarrette everey two weeks (which thought was a great acomplishment). Now my baby is a month old and I want to smoke again. I know the idea...
  • I have heard that is helpful to give baby tylenol before the first shots at two months so that they aren't as uncomfortable from side effects of the immunization What would be a safe dosage? ...
  • My 6 month old will only take a 5 or 6 oz bottle at a feeding. She only has 4 bottles a day but she does eat 3 meals a day. She has never taken more than 5 or 6 oz at a time. She is in the 100th percentile for height and the 90th percentile for weight. The...
  • I would like to know more about the triple test for birth defects done around 16 weeks of gestation. ...
  • My husband is concerned that our 9 year old is 112 pounds and is 57 inches tall. He considers him overweight. I feel as though he will thin out with an increase in height. ...
  • My son is 6 years 5 months old. He is 51 inches tall and weighs 76 pounds. He looks really big for his age.I am worried that he is obese.How do I check?...
  • My son is 20 mos old and he has not gained any weight in five months. He is 32 1/2"but only weighs 21 lbs.. The doctor says we will watch him but he is not showing any physical signs of malabsorption and I shouldn't worry. He has always been ahead on all...
  • My 8-week old baby has only gained 9 oz. in the past 4 weeks and the doctor is concerned. (She weighed 7 1/2 lbs at birth and now weighs 10 lbs. 3 oz.) I am breastfeeding her and it's wearing me out and I'd like to supplement occasionally with formula. She...
  • I have noticed that the nurses in my pediatrician's office do not wear protective gloves during vaccinations and rarely wash their hands before contact with my child. What is the best way to approach the subject with my pediatrician since I would prefer th...
  • I have a recently turned 1 yr old girl and have read about Prevnar. I would like my pediatrician to give her this vaccine. I have called my insurance company, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Maine and they will not pay for it until the American Academy of Pediat...
  • My child has recently been exposed to chickenpox. My husband has never had it and is worried about being exposed as an adult. He thinks that the older you are when you get it the worse off you can be(ie: a 35 year old would have more serious complications ...
  • Should children beyond the age of kindergarten have a yearly physical?If so, what should that physical consist of? i.e., finger pricks, urinanalysis; weight and height charting, etc.? Thank you for your help...
  • I have a child who is 23mths old. He is around thirty inches tall and weighs 22lbs. He is perfectly healthy and a very active little boy. He has a good appetite and is very smart. Our childs pediatrician diagnosed him with failure to thrive before he was o...
  • Our 11-week old baby girl cries & tightens up with horrible gas pains for hours after nursing if I consume any dairy products (especially cow's milk). How can I get the calcium I need without causing her so much distress? At what age might she outgrow this...
  • I recently heard that fetal tissue from aborted babies is used in some of the common immunization shots. Can you tell me if this is correct, and if so, which shots? ...
  • Should I give calcium supplements to my two children, ages 3 and 5? They drink very little milk. ...
  • I have recently weaned my one-year-old, and he now drinks only from a cup. How can I be sure he is drinking enough liquids? ...
  • Why does the pediatrician measure my child's head size at each checkup? Is there something wrong? ...
  • Can you use an ear thermometer in babies?...
  • How much weight and length should my baby gain in the first year?...
  • Who gains weight faster, breast fed babies or formula fed babies? ...
  • Recently I took my son in for his 2 month check-up. On top of all the other vaccines, I was asked if I wanted him to have a new vaccine called "Prevnnar." I read the brochure (from the drug company), but am unsure of what to do. I know it is a new vaccine,...
  • I've heard that living near high voltage power -lines can cause cancer in children. Is this true? If so,how would you know to have your children screened for this? What symptoms would you watch for? We live next to these power-lines and I'm very concerned....
  • My baby will be 8 and a half months old when I travel to Jamaica at the end of this month (July 30) for a 10 day vacation. She will get her 3rd DTP when we come back. Should she receive any protective vaccines before we go (ie. antibiotics or hepetitus sho...
  • I have a 29 month old daughter who weighs 21 pounds and is 32 1/2 inches tall. She is underweight, judging by your weight charts she is really underweight. What should I do?...
  • I have a child that is 4 years old and very hyper. We have tried different things in the past and have seen our regular peditrician about this problem. His doctor says that he will out grow this problem and if by the time he starts school there is still a ...
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  • How long does immunity last from the chickenpox vaccine?...
  • Does the hepatitis B vaccine cause multiple scleorsis or SIDS?...
  • Is it okay to wait until my child is about to start school before giving him the required immunizations?...
  • Is there any basis to the "scare" about the MMR shot administered at 15 months causing a high percentage of children to become Autistic? If so, should I hold off until my child is 24 months? ...
  • TIn my 4-year old son's preschool class there was an outbreak of chickenpox. Most of the children, including my son, received the vaccine. I noticed about 4 different locations (within a few days of each other) what appeared to be a small red circle with ...
  • We are very concerned about our daughter's weight. She just turned two and is in the 5th percentile for height and off the charts for weight. Our doctor is finally showing some concern and wants to see her in 6 minths to see if she is growing. Her appetiti...
  • I have read the articles on your website about Prevnar. I would like to know if the Prevnar vaccine is a live virus vaccine. PS: Please do not distribute my email address. ...
  • My son will be 5 the end of October. In the car he sits in the middle with a booster seat. We recently took off the shield as he was complaining that it was to tight. He sits with the lap belt on. Is this safe or should he be on the end with the shoulder a...
  • I am receiving conflicting information about the type of cow's milk to give my one year old. Our pediatrician said that I should be giving him skim or 1% milk. However, another doctor, in the same practice, said 2% and still other mothers I have discussed ...
  • What is the difference between Haemophilus influenzae type B and influenza?...
  • Is it safe to receive the MMR while I am nursing?...
  • FREQUENT INFECTIONS. About one week ago my 2-year old son's throat infection healed. Almost immediately thereafter, he contracted a stomach virus. A few days after his stomach virus cleared, he developed yellow mucus in his left eye. Could this be from his...
  • I am now about 5 weeks pregnant and was unknowingly exposed to someone who just received a German measles shot. Will this have any effect on my pregnancy and/or Baby? ...
  • Recently my wife started my daughter on poly-vitamin drops. My daughter is 8months old and is currently feeding on oatmeal and similac via bottle. My question is with the ploy-vitamin drops,is this possibly to much vitamins? ...
  • Why is there going to be a shortage of flu vaccine this year?...
  • I am adopting my granddaughter who was exposed to heroin during the pregnancy. What can I expect? ...
  • My wife and I just had a premature baby and we are worried about RSV. Is there a vaccine that will prevent RSV? ...
  • After researching the new Prevnar Vaccine, I had pretty much decided not to have it given to our (now)5 month old baby. Last week he was diagnosed with an ear infection. The doctor now said that we should reconsider the vaccine. If he gets another ear infe...
  • My 18 month old son is still on Similac 2 formula. I would like to know how and when it would be best to wean him to regular milk. Should he then be given vitamin supplements? Any response would be helpful. ...
  • My 5 mo. old has been exclusively breastfeeding. Recently, we tried to feed her formula. The first two times, we tried Similac and she developed a mild rash. So, we tried Emfamil but then she had a terrible reaction and violently vomited (projectile) every...
  • Hi- I recently gave in to the urging of my pediatrician to give my daughter the new Prevnar vaccine. She received her first dose at 9 months. She is due to receive her next dose at her 1-year visit, along with the Chicken Pox and Hepatitis vaccines. Is is ...
  • I am writing about then new Prevnar vaccine. My daughter received it at 4 months old and she has had 2 ear infections since, she is now six months. is this an adverse reaction to the vaccine? I have read this vaccine is also being used to prevent...
  • I'm 5'3 and weigh approximately 130 lbs. Am I overweight? If so, how much should I weigh? I also have an abslider, how many minutes should I use it? I have my period....
  • My 21-month-old daughter has had a cough for a couple of weeks. She seems to be gagging on the 'flem' and it's causing her to throw up. This only happens occasionally. What can I do to prevent her gagging?...
  • We recently switched our 1 year old to whole milk from formula. Since this change she has been constipated. Is this due to change? Should we have her put back on formula? Her stool's are like rocks and it seems to be very painful....
  • My 10-week-old baby's head appears to be misshaped. One side of his forehead seems larger than the other side. Could this be a serious problem?...
  • Can a child have a reaction to an immunization 24 hours after it’s received? How long should it last?...
  • My 10-month-old son's head is flat on the left side of the back of his head, thus giving his head a triangular shape. His head has been this way since he was approximately 3 months old. At that time our pediatrician told us not to worry since the head woul...
  • I’m concerned with the newspaper article about PPA. I was told to give my grandson Triaminic for his colds and fever. What should I give him now? Tylenol™ doesn’t work that well for him....
  • How much milk/formula should a 7 month old eat?? I have a 7 old who is eating three solid meals a day and drinking about 25 oz of formula(that includes the 3+3/6 oz mixed in the Cereal and night feeding). He eats cereal for the breakfast,Gerber Stage1 vegg...
  • I have an eight month old daughter who has had several immunizations, but has not received the MMR vaccine. I have recently heard that the MMR vaccine has been linked to autism and/or ADD. While I will still immunize my child, I have heard that breaking up...
  • Hi! My son desperately needs his immunizations. How can I find a place that does them on the same day?...
  • I have a 4 year old girl who just got her MMR shot. Are there any side affects to that shot?...
  • My daughter is 5 years old and she weighs 89lbs. I am very concerned that she has a bad obesity problem. I would like to know what kind of specialist that I would need to take her to. I do not want her to go thru life being obese.I have tried cutting back ...
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